DenverScript
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

DenverScript

Monthly DenverScript Meetup 

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What's going on in JavaScript Land? (20min) 

We'll be talking about new/exciting things going on in the industry.

Shorter Presentation (10-15min): TBD

Longer Presentation (20-30min): TBD 

Socialize: we'll have beer and pizza! We'll also allow people to announce any job opportunities they may have at that time so you can socialize with potential applicants. 

Sass Hack Denver
Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

Sass Hack Denver

  • Code Talent

RWD & Sass: Animations 

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RWD is complicated! Sass gives us some great tools to organize responsive styles. Let's talk about how to level up your responsive CSS with Sass.

In the past year or so, web animation has gone from a rare feature of site-of-the-month show-offs to almost a requirement for even the simplest landing page design. This week we'll look at CSS animation syntax and some ways Sass helps keep things consistent and organized.

Tech Recruiter Meetup
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Tech Recruiter Meetup

  • Code Talent

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This group is for technical recruiters of all stripes. The goal of the group is to illuminate the often ephemeral-feeling world of technical roles through panels, workshops, and presentations. Every month we'll take a dive into a different pillar within technology, framed around what recruiters need to know in order to be super effective with their technical recruiting strategies. 

Distributed Computing Denver
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

Distributed Computing Denver

  • Code Talent

IPFS: The Distributed Web 

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After a bit of a hiatus we're back next month with an interesting talk about IPFS, which is a distributed, peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol that some folks say may be the future of the Web. 

IPFS builds on many of the same concepts and approaches as Git, BitTorrent, and others to provide a decentralized way to store and access blobs of data. From the wikipedia entry:

IPFS provides a high-throughput, content-addressed block storage model, with content-addressed hyperlinks. This forms a generalized Merkle directed acyclic graph (DAG). IPFS combines a distributed hash table, an incentivized block exchange, and a self-certifying namespace. IPFS has no single point of failure, and nodes do not need to trust each other. " 

We'll present an overview of IPFS, get people up and running, and have a discussion about some of it's more interesting details.

Looking forward to seeing everyone,

Rich Beaudoin, Organizer


Boulder/Denver Big Data Meetup
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Boulder/Denver Big Data Meetup

  • Code Talent

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Come learn and/or share your experiences with NoSQL & Big Data technologies. No experience required. 

Mission: to educate the Boulder/Denver community about emerging Big Data Technologies 

Goals: 

Education—introduce and educate the community about new and innovative Big Data Technologies. 

Networking—provide a forum for people interested in Big Data to network

Hiring—connect people looking for Big Data work with those hiring 

Technology Balance—provide the proper level of vendor presentations so that when people decide to rely on Big Data they know their options for support

Economic Growth—contribute to strengthening the Colorado economy and US competitiveness in the global marketplace. 

Denver Microservices
Feb
22
6:00 pm18:00

Denver Microservices

  • Code Talent

Brian Pontarelli—Authentication as a Micro-Service 

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We are excited to have Brian Pontarelli coming to speak on Authentication as a Micro-Service. 

6:00 - 6:30 Networking and food

6:30 - 6:40 Announcements

6:40 - 8:00 Brian Pontarelli: A Brief History of Cloud Native Architecture

Authentication is a core piece of many applications. However, it has traditionally been handled in a monolithic manner. Foreign keys to the user table and join tables for roles and permissions is the most common mechanism that applications use to manage user data. 

Moving to micro-services means that applications now need to decouple authentication, user management, and user data. To accomplish this, a portable identity model is required. 

This talk will cover the basics of authentication and authorization as a micro-service. It will illustrate how you can break apart your architecture and build services for each user management feature you need. New technologies like JWT will also be covered to illustrate how portable user identity tokens work. In addition, the most common pitfalls of authentication as a micro-service will be covered including increased network chatter and various security issues.

About Brian Pontarelli: 

Brian Pontarelli is founder and CEO of Inversoft, a Denver-based provider of platform technologies built to help companies manage, moderate and engage their customers. These technologies include Passport, a modern identity and user management API that provides login, registration, single sign-on and many other user management features and CleanSpeak, an intelligent profanity filtering and moderation tool.

Before Brian bootstrapped Inversoft, he studied computer engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduating, he worked at a variety of companies including Orbitz, BEA, US Freightways, XOR and Texturemedia.

 

 

Node.js
Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Node.js

  • Code Talent

Running Node Web Services with Systemd 

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Speaker: Matt Sprague—Senior Engineer at Looplist

Talk: Running Node Web Services with Systemd

Tonight's talk will provide an overview of systemd and its features as they relate to running Node web services. Topics to be discussed include: 

  • Service files definitions 
  • Socket activation 
  • Restarting and monitoring with systemd.path 
  • Centralized logging with journald

Schedule: 

6:30: pizza, beer, networking 

7:00: talk 

7:45: questions 

 

 

Denver UX
Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Denver UX

  • Code Talent

The Future of User Experience 

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UX Designer Michael Salamon will discuss navigating the ever changing landscape of UX. With each new (see bootstrap), we are constantly faced with co-worker and bosses saying "what is it you say you do here, are you not just an interior designer picking out patterns?" What does the future hold for us, with the rise of Bootcamps and various levels of UX maturity from company to company? Join us to find out! 

Denver Swift Heads
Feb
8
6:00 pm18:00

Denver Swift Heads

  • Code Talent

Life in the Fastland with Speaker Thomas Carey 

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Have you ever forgotten to update your app's metadata before you released it? Wasted half a day getting your certificates in order? Tired of constantly refreshing iTunes Connect to see if your build has finished processing? 

Fastlane is a tool that automates all of these things for you (and more) and helps you get back to what you do best—writing code. From automating the synching of certificates and provisioning profiles to uploading your new app release, Fastlane does it all with ease. It's even easy to add your own custom "lanes." Come check out how you can integrate Fastlane in your projects and get back to writing great code! 

Bio: Thomas is an iOS developer at Blinker where he uses a variety of tools and languages to build a great product. Swift is his go to language and he's been using it for two years. He also enjoys learning new stuff like Ruby and Node and reading about functional programming (but not actually doing it). He's into vinyl and is the ultimate hipster. He has two degrees, both in Computer Science, and only kind of knows how to use a computer. 

 

DenverScript
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

DenverScript

  • Code Talent

Monthly DenverScript Meetup

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What's going on in JavaScript Land? (20min): We'll be talking about new/exciting things going on in the industry. 

Short Presentation (10-15min): React Zest and Publishing npm Modules - Alan Smith

Learn how to develop and publish helpful modeules to npm. We'll be using React Zest as an example module. 

Long Presentation (20-30 min): it's pretty easy to write unit tests for pure JavaScript functions, but how the heck do you do user interaction testing for React components? In "Unit Testing React Components," you'll learn how to render your React components into a synthetic DOM, how to query the synthetic DOM for automated testing, and how to stub/spy methods and components inside your tests. 

  • Speaker: Ken Hoff. Ken is a full-stack JavaScript developer and consultant based out of Boulder, CO. More about him and his work at  https://hoff.tech/

Socialize: we'll have beer and pizza! We'll also have people to announce any job opportunities they may have at that time so you can socialize with potential applicants. 

Node.js
Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

Node.js

  • Code Talent

Intro to React and Redux (Part 2) 

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In the second part, speaker and software engineer, Charlie Blackstock will first show solutions to the homework from the first part. Then, he'll dive straight into Redux, teaching how to add it in to better manage your app's state. 

If you missed part one, the code will be posted here on 1/13/ so you can review before part two. 

Schedule:

6:30: pizza, beer, networking

7:00: talk

7:45: questions 

Node.js
Jan
12
6:30 pm18:30

Node.js

Intro to React and Redux

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Speaker: Acumen Digital Software Engineer, Charlie Blackstock

Charlie will be teaching us React and Redux. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. 

Part 1 (1/12/2017): Intro to React

Part 2 (1/19/2017): Intro to Redux

In the first part, Charlie will go over the basics of React, teaching why you would want to use React and where it fits into your development workflow. He will also walk through an example app. By the end, you will understand the syntax and design patters and be able to add react into your Node apps. 

 

Sass Hack Denver
Jan
5
6:30 pm18:30

Sass Hack Denver

  • Code Talent

RWD & Sass

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RWD is complicated! Sass gives us some great tools to organize responsive styles. Let's talk about how to level up your responsive CSS with Sass. 

About: A semi-regular gathering for Sass developers. Interested in Sass? Use it every day? Heard about it once, and want to learn more? It doesn't matter how much you know already: bring something to work on, start something new, help someone else, or just enjoy the Sassy company. 

Denver Swift Heads
Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

Denver Swift Heads

Server Side Swift: Speaker Kofi Gumbs 

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Swift originally debuted as Apple's new language for iOS and OSX development. Since version 2.3, Swift officially supports Linux, and the Swift community has created a vibrant ecosystem around the new platform. Now, any server-side application can be written entirely in Swift. 

During this talk, we'll look at a script, a system library, and a web application, all written in cross-platform Swift. Specifically, we will look at how Swift's built-in tooling--the package manager, C interop, XCTest, and conditional compilation--lay the ground work for writing Swift everywhere. We'll also use some popular open-source libraries--swiftenv and Vapor--to jump start our cross-platform development. 

Speaker: Kofi Gumbs is a software crafter at 8th Light who enjoys using a variety of languages, frameworks, and technologies to solve new and interesting problems. By day, he finds himself refactoring, testing, and extending legacy code, and by night, he explores functional programming in static type systems with reliable contracts. As a consultant, he has worked with a number of large web applications in Ruby, Clojure, and Java, but he lately has been pursuing mastery of Swift and Elm. 

Sass Hack Denver
Dec
1
6:30 pm18:30

Sass Hack Denver

RWD & Sass: Grids & Columns 

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There are plenty of CSS tools that will provide you robust built grid measurements, but many come with the baggage of HTML div-itis, cluttered classes, and bloated stylesheets. With Sass, we can do grid math and that's just as powerful, but more customizable and much lighter. 

RWD is complicated! Sass gives us some great tools to organize responsive styles. Let's talk about how to level up your responsive CSS with Sass. 

Monthly Denver Script Meetup
Nov
22
6:00 pm18:00

Monthly Denver Script Meetup

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What's going on in JavaScript Land? (20 min) 

Short Presentation (10-15 min): TBD

Long Presentation (20-30 min): How to Build a Mobile IoT App in JavaScript

We wondered how hard it would be to create one of those door locks you control with your phone. Then we decided to find out--100% in JavaScript. The result is Sesame App--Unlock Your Door with Your Fingerprint. 

In this talk you'll learn about: 

-Building a mobile app in React Native (and using iPhone's TouchID)

-Building a lock system with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

-And making the two talk with Firebase's Realtime Database 

Socialize: we'll have beer and pizza! 

Node.js Denver
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Node.js Denver

Rust for JavaScript Developers 

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Speaker: Danny Fritz is a developer and designer with a hobby of game development and being active outdoors. 

Talk: Rust is a modern systems programming language focusing on safety, speed, and concurrency. It accomplishes these goals by being memory safe without using garbage collection. 

This talk will go over Rust from a JavaScript perspective, give web developers a reason to learn and use Rust, and explain why Rust is awesome. 

 

FRPUG Monthly Meeting
Nov
16
6:30 pm18:30

FRPUG Monthly Meeting

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This month, meetup organizer, Xander Guzman, will be providing two presentations. 

1. "Using Instrumentation in Scaling"

Have you ever wondered how the big companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft scale their systems to handle the immense load? Come take a peak behind the curtain of the Great OZ and find out how you too can build a highly scalable and maintainable system by learning how to use logging and instrumentation effectively. 

2. "It's been great but I'm moving on" 

It's been five years since I first joined the Front Range PHP User Group. I took the reigns from Sam Hennessy simply because I didn't want a community resource to disappear. Unfortunately, my career has diverted and I no longer work in PHP as a principal aspect of my job. So, with attendance low I think it's time to cross that bridge we've all been ignoring. I'm officially going to step down from running FRPUG at the next meetup. Anyone who wishes to carry the torch is welcome to take it over. If no one does, then I'll just shut down the meetup. 

If anyone has questions, please reach out to Xander on Meetup. 

IxDA Monthly Meetup
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

IxDA Monthly Meetup

Interaction 16 Redux - Learning From Live Systems: Design Approach for Behavior 

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Join us as we continue the Interaction 16 Redux video series. We'll begin each gathering with a video presentation from the IxDA 16 conference in Helsinki, and follow up with a lively discussion of what we learned and how we can apply it to our everyday design decisions. 

This month we'll enjoy Joshua Seiden's presentation, Learning From Live Systems: A Design Approach for Behavior

 

Sass Hack Denver
Nov
3
6:30 pm18:30

Sass Hack Denver

RWD & Sass 

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RWD is complicated! Sass gives us some great tools to organize responsive styles. Let's talk about how to level up your responsive CSS with Sass

This weeks topic is responsive typography. There are plenty of factors that affect readability - when you start changing things at various screen widths, things get complicated quickly! We'll look at some Sass techniques for organizing & maintaining responsive typography.

Denver Swift Heads
Nov
2
6:00 pm18:00

Denver Swift Heads

iOS Acceptance Testing with Sinatra - Speaker Michael Pace

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Description: Since Apple released its new UI testing target, a means of writing acceptance and feature tests has been unleashed! In combination with a light-weight Sinatra app and a bit of elbow grease, this talk explores what and how one can write acceptance tests to further validate features actually work.

Bio: Michael Pace has been tinkering with iOS since 2013. A practitioner of TDD and agile software development, Pace values process and consistency over speed and flash (NOTE: not the library). Outside of his job at Pivotal Labs, Pace enjoys recording music, rock climbing and yoga. Sponsors: 
Location and Drinks - Code Talent
Food - Charter Communications

Schedule: 
6:00 - 6:15 - Social Time
6:15 - 7:00 - Talk
7:00 - 7:30 - Q&A
7:30 - 8:00 - Social Time

Node.js Meetup - Creating an NPM Satellite Registry (10/26)
Oct
26
6:00 pm18:00

Node.js Meetup - Creating an NPM Satellite Registry (10/26)

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Speaker:  Brooks Patton is a full-stack web developer who specializes in the backend using Node.js to create scalable interactive web applications. He is awesome. 


Talk: In this talk Brooks will be discussing the pros and cons of using your own NPM cache and some of the benefits that come with it including speed of installs, offline NPM usage, protecting against NPM removing your favorite module (left-pad), and publishing your own private modules for free
 

Schedule:

6:30pm: Pizza, beer, networking  
7:00pm: Talk  
7:45pm: Questions

FEI & SIM Alliance Morning Meeting
Oct
26
7:30 am07:30

FEI & SIM Alliance Morning Meeting

REGISTER HERE: https://feisim.eventbrite.com

Guest Presenter: Patrice Barber, Principal at Crazy Good Marketing, Serial Entrepreneur and Program Director for the Executives in Transition Program. 

The Making of a Thought Leader: "YOU" 

Most of you will work at 15 to 20 different jobs before you retire. For each transition, you may find yourself preparing materials, creating a job search plan, and developing your pitch. But what if the opportunities came looking for you? Patrice will unpack the strategies and tactics to creating your personal brand as a Thought Leader. Join us for an interactive discussion to discover your unique powers and rocket your success forward. You may never need to look for another job again. 

 

 

 

FRPUG Monthly Meetung
Oct
19
6:30 pm18:30

FRPUG Monthly Meetung

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Details TBA. 

About FRPUG: 

Whether you love it, like it, or just want to learn what it's all about, we're here for you. The Front Range PHP User Group has been holding meetings since September of 2008 for PHP enthusiasts and learners of all types to get together and learn about PHP and related web technologies. 

DDD Denver
Oct
10
6:30 pm18:30

DDD Denver

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Presentation TBD - Presenter TBD

Schedule:

6:30pm - 7pm Food & drink (including alcohol) provided and conversation
7pm - Announcements  
7:05pm - Main presentation - Presenter
~8:30pm - Conversation

Sass Hack Denver
Oct
6
6:30 pm18:30

Sass Hack Denver

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RWD is complicated! Sass gives us some great tools to organize responsive styles. Let's talk about how to level up your responsive CSS with Sass. 

This week, we'll look at media queries: how to use Sass variables & maps to keep MQ sizes organized, how to use mixins to write less code (and update code quicker!), how to handle one-off media queries, and how to handle nesting carefully. 

Denver Swift Heads
Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

Denver Swift Heads

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Description: S.O.L.I.D is an acronym for the first five object-oriented design (OOD) principles by Robert C. Martin, popularly known as Uncle Bob. These principles define a strategy for developing software which is easy to maintain, extend, and test. They will help you avoid code smells and make it easier to refactor your code as well. In this talk, you'll learn how to apply these architectural principles to your Swift applications.

Bio: Ali Gangji is the Lead Developer at Neon Rain Interactive, ranked in the top 5 web development firms in Denver by the Denver Business Journal. He has more than a decade of experience developing for the web and has been developing for iOS and Android for the last 4 years, applying object-oriented and S.O.L.I.D. design principles across the board.

Monthly Denver Script Meetup
Sep
27
6:00 pm18:00

Monthly Denver Script Meetup

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What's going on in JavaScript Land (20 min): We'll be talking about new/exciting things going on in the industry. 

Presentation (~30 min): Start Making Games - Jake Rugile

An Intro to Game Dev for the Web Dev: game development is an incredibly fun and challenging hobby that every developer should try. Creating a game merges the artistic, logical, and playful parts of your thought process into one cohesive expression. It's the perfect next step for web developers because they already have the tools and skills they need to get started. My goal is to encourage you to start your game development journey. 

We'll also have beer and pizza and allow people to announce any job opportunities they may have at that time so you can socialize with potential applicants. 

FRPUG Monthly Meeting
Sep
21
6:30 pm18:30

FRPUG Monthly Meeting

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This month, Mansoor Bahramad will be continuing his talk with part 2 of React.js, and David Stockton will be speaking on how to speed up your site or application by utilizing queues and offline processing.